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  • The Uses and Abuses of History by Professor Margaret MacMillan
    The Uses and Abuses of History (Paperback) Professor Margaret MacMillan

    Abuses of history can have dire consequences - look at Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Margaret MacMillan's argument for why history matters shows how treating the past with respect can lead us to a better understanding with the present.

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  • AQA A-level History Coursework Workbook: Component 3 Historical investigation (non-exam assessment) by Keith Milne
    AQA A-level History Coursework Workbook: Component 3 Historical investigation (non-exam assessment) (Paperback) Keith Milne

    Maximise your chance of coursework success; this AQA A-level History Workbook breaks the non-examined assessment down into manageable steps, builds the required skills and tracks students' progress at every stage.

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  • The Landscape of History by John Lewis Gaddis
    The Landscape of History (English, Paperback) John Lewis Gaddis

    What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book.

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  • Forgetfulness by Francis O'Gorman
    Forgetfulness (English, Hardback) Francis O'Gorman

    This "book about modern culture and its profound rejection of the past ... traces the emergence in recent history of the idea that what is important in human life and work is what will happen in the future"--Amazon.com.

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  • Research Methods for History by Lucy Faire
    Research Methods for History (English, Paperback) Lucy Faire

    Research Methods for History encourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide.

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  • Along the Archival Grain by Ann Laura Stoler
    Along the Archival Grain (English, Paperback) Ann Laura Stoler

    Offers a methodological and analytic opening to the affective registers of imperial governance and the political content of archival forms. This title identifies the social epistemologies that guided perception and practice, revealing the problematic racial ontologies of that confused epistemic space.

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  • Barack Obama by Steven Sarson
    Barack Obama (English, Paperback) Steven Sarson

    Barack Obama's politics are deeply informed by his profound knowledge and understanding of his country's history. His articles, books, and speeches are replete with references to America's past and how that relates to the present he sees and the future he envisions....

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  • History, Memory and Public Life by Anna Maerker
    History, Memory and Public Life (English, Paperback) Anna Maerker

    History, Memory and Public Life introduces readers to key themes in the study of historical memory and its significance by considering the role of historical expertise and understanding in contemporary public reflection on the past....

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  • Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method by Carlo Ginzburg
    Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Was he influenced by the environment, he asks himself, and if so, how? Ginzburg uses his own experience to examine the elusive and constantly evolving nature of history and historical research.

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  • On Writing History from Herodotus to Herodian by John Marincola
    On Writing History from Herodotus to Herodian (English, Paperback) John Marincola

    What is history and how should it be written? An important new anthology containing the seminal texts on the writing of history in the ancient world...

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  • Futures Past by Reinhart Koselleck
    Futures Past (English, Paperback) Reinhart Koselleck

    Explores the shifting perceptions and conceptions of historical time that have emerged over the past two centuries. This book argues that the past and the future have become 'relocated' in relation to each other, and that 'history' has emerged as a kind of temporality with distinct characteristics and ways of assimilating experience.

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  • Studying History by Donald M. MacRaild
    Studying History (English, Paperback) Donald M. MacRaild, Jeremy Black

    This best-selling guide will help you get to grips with the larger themes and issues behind historical study, while also showing you how to formulate your own ideas in a clear, analytical style.

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  • Writing History Essays by I. W. Mabbett
    Writing History Essays (English, Paperback) I. W. Mabbett

    To write a good history essay, you need to have a solid understanding of both technique and history as a discipline. In this new edition, Ian Mabbett carefully takes you through every step of writing a history essay, from reading sources critically and taking notes, to planning and drafting the essay itself.

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  • Gender and the Politics of History by Joan Wallach Scott
    Gender and the Politics of History (English, Paperback) Joan Wallach Scott

    This landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a foundational demonstration of the uses of gender as a conceptual tool for cultural and historical analysis. In this anniversary edition, Scott reflects on the book's legacy and implications for contemporary politics as well as her engagement with psychoanalytic theory.

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  • Conservative and Radical Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Knowledge by Aner Govrin
    Conservative and Radical Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Knowledge (English, Paperback) Aner Govrin

    Psychoanalysis really should not exist today. Until a few years ago, most of the evidence suggested that its time was drawing to a close, and yet psychoanalysis demonstrated remarkable resilience in the face of criticism, alongside significant resurgence over the course of the last years. In "Conservative and Radical Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Knowledge: The Fascinated and the Disenchanted"...

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  • The Modernization of the Western World by John McGrath
    The Modernization of the Western World (English, Paperback) John McGrath, Kathleen Callanan Martin

    "Presents an overview of the history of Western civilization from ancient history to the current era of globalization"--

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  • Public History by Thomas Cauvin
    Public History (English, Paperback) Thomas Cauvin

    Public History: A Textbook of Practice is a guide to the many challenges historians face while teaching, learning, and practicing public history. Historians can play a dynamic and essential role in contributing to public understanding of the past, and those who work in historic preservation, in museums and archives, in government agencies, as consultants, as oral historians, or who manage...

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  • Thinking About History by Sarah Maza
    Thinking About History (English, Paperback) Sarah Maza

    Thinking about History is a general introduction to historical studies that explores what's special about history as a discipline. Sarah Maza revels in history's eclecticism and highlights the inherent tensions and regular controversies that shape it. With the classroom in mind, she organized her text around a series of big questions through which she discusses various themes, works, and schools of history. She asks, for example, whose history do we write, and how does writing about different people affect what stories get told, and how they are told? Her questions gather together topics for discussion but no definitive answers, and she enlivens her writing with plenty of concrete examples drawn from the work of historians in a wide variety of fields. Based on the premise that much of the excitement about history comes from the controversies, substantive and methodological, that it ignites, this book is designed as a contribution to the urgent task of keeping those arguments alive.

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  • World-Systems Analysis by Immanuel Wallerstein
    World-Systems Analysis (English, Paperback) Immanuel Wallerstein

    An introduction to world systems analysis by its creator.

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  • The Orange Trees of Marrakesh by Stephen Frederic Dale
    The Orange Trees of Marrakesh (English, Hardback) Stephen Frederic Dale

    The Arab Muslim Ibn Khaldun developed a method of evaluating historical evidence that allowed him to explain the underlying causes of events such as the cyclical rise and fall of North African dynasties. As Stephen Dale shows, this work was the first structural history and historical sociology, four centuries before the European Enlightenment.

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